Dogs give us plenty to be thankful for. Their ability to feel happiness so effortlessly teaches us to remember life’s simple pleasures, to live in the moment, and to love unconditionally.
New York State’s winery dogs transform the lives and experiences of everyone who has the pleasure to meet them. Discover the winery pups that serve as greeters, morale builders, sales pooches, and vineyard helpers to make New York’s wineries even more special. Whether they’re checking the stability of wine packaging, greeting staff and guests, or just plain being cute, there’s no doubt that these winery dogs are busy living the good life!
Channing Daughters Winery
Name: Rocky Road
Owner: Dubin Tracy Family
Breed: Australian Cattle dog mixed breed
Position at Winery: Greeter
Favorite Treat: Fish
Favorite Toy: Squeaky tug-o-war toys
Favorite Place To Relax: In a sunny spot where he can see everything
Favorite Pastime: Greeting people, playing with dogs, chasing small animals
Pet Peeve: Being stuck in Christopher’s office on leash
Obsession: Chasing small animals (rabbits, squirrels, voles, birds, etc.)
Naughtiest Deed: Digging up grass going for voles and moles
Rocky Road Stories: He likes to scare the pants off his humans by climbing pallets of wine cases like a mountain goat and running out on the jetties when the family goes fishing.
Owner: Ami Opisso, GM
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 9 weeks
Position at Winery: Chief of #TeamLieb Morale
Favorite Treat: Peanut Butter
Favorite Toy: Anything that ISN’T a dog toy!
Favorite Place To Relax: Under the stools at the Bridge Lane Tasting Room
Favorite Pastime: Getting pet and biting pants
Pet Peeve: Having to sleep in a crate
Naughtiest Deed: Waking her mom up at 4:00am
Thirsty Owl Wine Company
Owners: Jon & Jen Cupp
Breed: Lab/Boxer/Bulldog mix
Age: 5 years
Position at Winery: Bouncer/door watch duty
Favorite Treat: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Favorite Toy: Nerf tennis ball launch shooter
Favorite Place to Relax: At the Tasting Room front door so she can look out at who is coming in or under Jon’s desk right next to his legs
Favorite Pastime: Watching the Red Sox and chasing after squirrels
Pet Peeve: People with hats, hoodies or beards and Yankee fans.
Obsession: Looking out the window for “intruders” or birds and squirrels.
Naughtiest Deed: Begging for food and getting into the garbage every once in a while.